Shirsasana - Headstand Description
Shirsasana aka Sirsanana – Headstand.
‘Sirsa’ meaning head and ‘asana’ meaning pose in sanskrit. In a headstand, the body is completely inverted while the crown of the head is gently resting on the ground. Headstand is also nicknamed the ‘King of all yoga poses’. Maintaining nice, stacked alignment in all our yoga poses is essential but even more so when practicing a headstand because our cervical spine is such a delicate area. We want to be mindful and breathing when having the weight of our body distributed between the crown of the head, the wrist and hands. Regular practice of this asana aids in stress relief, increased focus & concentration, increased balance & core strength, as well as alleviating depression.